Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins

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Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins: delicious and simple muffins that are bursting with a sweet cinnamon flavor. 

Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins Recipe

Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins

.We love all kinds of muffins like our Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins, Mixed Berry Muffins and even our Gingerbread Muffins. These cinnamon applesauce muffins are moist, bursting with a cinnamon flavor, and come together really quickly.  They go great with your dinner time meals or breakfast in the morning. 

Sweet Little Crunch

As soon as these muffins come out of the oven and have the chance to cool slightly, dip them in some melted butter and then in a cinnamon sugar mixture. Once the muffins cool, the cinnamon sugar becomes a fun crunch that my kids just love.  My younger son has a tendency to eat the top part of the muffin before he eats the rest 🙂

Batter mixed for cinnamon applesauce muffins

How to make Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins

  1. Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add eggs one at a time until fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and applesauce and mix.
  4. Slowly mix in dry ingredients
  5. Place in greased muffin tin or paper cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  6. While the muffins are warm dip tops of muffin in melted butter and dip into cinnamon sugar mixture.

applesauce muffins cooling on rack

Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins

Author Katie
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins: delicious and simple muffins that are bursting with a sweet cinnamon flavor. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 muffins


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Salt


  • ¼ cup butter , melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon


  • Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat until fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and applesause and mix.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • Slowly mix dry ingredients into applesauce mixture
  • Place in greased or liner filled muffins tins and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  • While the muffins are warm dip in melted butter and then in the cinnamon sugar mixture.



Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Great muffin. I used 1 cup whole wheat flour, 3/4 cup regular and only 1/4 cup butter + additional 1/4 cup applesauce. My kids dyed them blue for kids and LOVE them.

  2. 4 stars
    Good recipe. I think the eggs should be at room temperature as well. I had to start over because the eggs and butter wouldn’t incorporate and the butter firmed up again.

  3. These things are delish! We ate them all in 2 days. Very moist and the sugar topping is what makes these muffins so good!

  4. 3 stars
    Good and crunchy topping but you should specify weather to soften the butter or not and should you mix the dry topping together before putting them in the batter. They were light and airy but it tasted like flour sort of. And they stuck to my cupcake liners but over all they were good

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious! My picky eater loved them, he never liked muffins because of the bits of fruit in them, but because of using applesauce he loves them! Thank you for this delicious recipe! I make them every other week , 6 jumbos . He will have one for breakfast a few times a week.

  6. 5 stars
    Muffins turned out fluffy and moist! My co-workers suggested I make more than one muffin per person next time.

  7. 5 stars
    I was so intrigued with this recipe when I found it. I knew I had to try it. This did not disappoint! Thank you!

    1. Hi Theresa! You will add the 1/2 cup of sugar directly to the batter and then the 1/3 cup of sugar is just mixed with the cinnamon to dip in as the topping 🙂

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